Awarded 90 points and Highly Recommended status by Decanter (www.decanter.com) in their July 2018 edition panel review of Australian Shiraz (see blue link below).
Fox Gordon Eight Uncles,Shiraz 2015 - July 2018 Decanter review
Fox Gordon is a family run winery specialising in contemporary, premium and award-winning wines from the Barossa Valley and Adelaide Hills. From a diverse selection of grape varieties, each bottle is the ultimate fusion of wine and fashion. Made using the Fox Gordon philosophy of low input and low yield to give maximum flavour, while preserving the inherent qualities of the fruit and the site; these stylish wines are modern, bright and vibrant.
The majority of the fruit is grown in the sub-regions of Greenock and Bethany in the Barossa, from vines of up to 20 years old. The addition of some fruit from a young vineyard grown at higher altitude in the Eden Valley, adds vibrancy to the resulting wine.
Each plot was vinified separately and the yeast used depends on the fruit characters. Two main cultured yeasts were used; one for the warmer ferments and one for the cooler ferments depending on what best suits the vineyard. The wine was fermented for over ten days in stainless steel and was then pressed to 225-litre oak barrels for 16 months in total. Gently filtered prior to bottling.
Elegant and restrained, Eight Uncles is all about primary fruits - plums, damson and cherries with a hint of mocha and peppery spice. The smooth velvety tannins add to its appeal with an unusually vibrant finish.
The ideal accompaniment for lamb chops or traditional roast beef.